Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ReBlog: 50's Culinary Theme Party

Taste Test From Hell: We Cooked a Bunch of Gross Recipes From the '50s

Well this is a pleasant surprise!

Remember when I told you about the fantastic mid-century cookoff I attended a few weeks back? Well our good friends over at Jezebel blogged the event and rated all of the recipes. Guess what!?! Pineapple Upside Down Cake (or PUD-C as Lindy West dubbed it) was a huge hit!

Here's a lead-in to the post:

Few things are more luridly delightful than midcentury food porn—fishy Jell-Os, mayonnaise frosting, all canned everything, foods ground up and then moulded into the shapes of other foods. If you've ever flipped through your grandma's post-war Betty Crocker cookbook, then you know what I'm grimacing about. These are recipes from leaner times, grounded in thriftiness and imperishability and resourcefulness. And, yes, Hot Dog Aspic Ambrosia is fun to gawk at in 2014, but what would happen...if you actually ate the food? Some friends and I decided to find out. 

Read the whole post here.

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